Australian Council on Children and the Media

Toca Nature - Toca Boca AB

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Design and explore your own world. Suitable for all ages.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Toca Nature was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 13 January 2015.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Toca Nature
Developed by: Toca Boca AB
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Toca Nature contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

There are no levels within this app.

App description

In Toca Nature, the player designs their own environment with mountains, rivers and trees. They can then explore their environment and interact with the animals that live there.

Reviewers comments

There are two parts to the Toca Nature app. The first is creation and the second is exploring. In the creation part of the game the player has a bird’s eye perspective of a three dimensional animated landscape. By clicking and sliding on the screen the player can adjust this landscape by adding mountains, rivers and trees. There are five different types of trees and if you plant enough of a certain type of tree, an animal specific to that tree will appear. The animals in the game are bears, foxes, woodpeckers, deer, wolves, beavers and fish.

Once the player has finished designing their landscape, they can click on a magnifying glass and explore their world. The player can watch up close as the animals live in their environments. The player can collect berries, nuts and other food that grows to feed to the animals. The player can take photographs of the animals and the landscape and save them to their device. This game helps develop a child’s creativity and teach them about nature.

In App purchasing

No: None found.

Gambling

No gambling content found during the review.

Advertising and product placement

On the start menu there is a small advertisement for the developer’s other app game.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during the review.

Other

Violence and Scary Material: The bears and wolves will eat the fish, however, when this happens the player only sees the fish disappear. There is no blood or gore. The bears and wolves are also happy eating nuts and berries if the player doesn’t want to feed them the fish.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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